How do you catch a mouse in the wall?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SterlingAcres, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Well, earlier this summer, we lost power in two outlets in the living room and the flood lights outside. Couldn't figure it out. Chalked it up to crappy wiring in this old house and figure we'd replace it all this spring...

    Well tonight, I hear scamper scamper scamper behind my computer desk. I have a mouse or a squirrel or something in my wall. How do I get it out?!?! I guess it chewed my effin wires!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh shoot. That means trouble. I have no idea other than an exterminator....
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Traps...

    Preferably outside.

    DON'T use poison... then they just die in your wall and STINK!

    Get some good traps.
     
  4. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    You title totally sounds like a bad joke! I opened this up to get the punchline! [​IMG]
     
  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:Agree with Mahroni - they do stink if they die inside the walls.......get a good cat....and good luck
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    for listen to see where it is. Then get a mallet and smack the wall as hard as you can. luckily you should have killed it or gave it a heart attack.

    seriously though. I use hav a hearts. Put it outside. Try to find a hole on the side of your house where they might be coming from.
     
  7. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The poison bate pieces work. They have something in them that causes dehydration and there is no stink at all.
     
  8. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote:Yeah, but then they go back into the wall, die, and decompose in a place that you can't get to. Decomposition is NOT a pleasant odor! You don't want it inside your house! [​IMG]
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Can you get a cat in the wall? [​IMG]

    I have no idea. If you figure it out please let me know. I have one apparently making a nest in in my bedroom wall that's driving me crazy. It gets worse at night and I'm forever jumping up out of bed to beat on the walls. Ugg. I hate it!
     
  10. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hate that poison stuff because they can stink, and when they die, guess what comes out. Good old maggots.

    I used poison bait one year that something was eating plants in my coldframe. I ended up with a smelly dead squirrel somewhere in my crawlspace, then there were 10,000,000 flies. It was *horrible*.

    We use a rat zapper in the house now and bait them with dog food or people food or whatever...
     

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